Royals vs. Astros - 7/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (54-43) at Kansas City Royals (57-37)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
D Keuchel (12-4) (2.12) vs. D Duffy (4-4) (4.24)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -129 / Houston Astros +119 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-SW, FSN-KC
The Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals play game two Saturday night.
The Houston Astros look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Astros have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 110 hits and 43 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 97 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost six of their last seven road games. Scott Feldman gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.93 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Feldman is 5-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 107 hits and 49 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 79 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won seven of their last 10 home games. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 1-2 with a 6.39 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 3-11 in Feldmans last 14 road starts. The Royals are 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite and 4-1 in Duffys last 5 starts. The Astros are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
The Astros seem to have the Royals number as of late, beating them all four times this season and winning the last seven meetings overall. I like that enough to continue taking the plus money here.